9 Knockout California Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Pinot Noirs from Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Mendocino and beyond

9 Knockout California Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points
The team at Pinot Noir specialist MacRostie notched 91 points for their refined 2018 Sonoma Coast bottling. (Courtesy of Kathryn MacDonald)
Jul 27, 2020

This week, we explore outstanding wines from some of the top Pinot Noir regions in California. From Sonoma's Russian River Valley to Monterey's Santa Lucia Highlands to Santa Barbara's windswept Sta. Rita Hills, each of these Pinot Noirs displays the unique style of the region and techniques that produced it.

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